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A loyal character dies a traitor’s death in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 was all kind of massive, as promised. And as expected, many died. The first one to go, however, was not a war casualty. It was his loyalty (or lack of it, depending on the side) that done him in.

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Forced to choose between the realm and his Queen, Varys shifted his loyalty again and paid the price by facing Drogon’s fiery breath. He chose to betray Daenerys Targaryen in favour of sitting Jon Snow on the Throne. But Jon wasn’t interested in his schemes, Daenerys found out, and as expected, there was no mercy.

She had promised she’d burn him alive if he ever betrays her, and she keeps her promise. Varys’ destiny finally came round, just as Melisandre had predicted back in Season 7, standing on this very island of Dragonstone.

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But it isn’t Jon who betrays Varys to Daenerys, it’s Tyrion. She already knew someone was betraying her, and when confronted, Tyrion had no choice but to tell her. Such an irony that it was Tyrion, the only person Varys could have called a friend, who ultimately betrayed him.

In a scene eerily resembling of Stannis Baratheon’s fire sacrifice scenes from Season 2, a pale and furious Daenerys stands on the Dragonstone shores, flanked by Jon and Tyrion and facing Varys.  Till his last breath, Varys hopes to be proven wrong about Daenerys.

As Drogon’s massive head swims up over Daenerys’ head and floods Varys in golden flame, Tyrion looks away, and even Jon seems uneasy.

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He may have done enough damage to the Dragon Queen’s cause before his death, however. The episode opens with Varys writing multiple letters carrying the same information – Jon Snow is in truth Aegon Targaryen, lawful son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and as such the one rightful heir of the Iron Throne. Who knows how many of them reached their intended destinations?

The Master of Whisperers betrayed many kings and queens in his life, yet his loyalty has always been unshakably towards the realm. In that sense, Varys died as he lived. But did his betrayal ultimately contribute to the red fury of Daenerys and the ruin of King’s Landing? Guess we’ll keep pondering that for a long time!






Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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